That selfie you just posted to Instagram might end up in the FBIâ€™s brand new face recognition database, searchable by your local law enforcement agency. Other things the federal government wants to put in that database include photos of your tattoos, an image of your iris, details about how you walk, your DNA, and a recording of your voice, among other unique identifiers.... Read more
The Supreme Court today overturned the Massachusetts law that set a buffer zone around abortion clinics as a violation of the First Amendment of protesters.
In its ruling, the court said the buffer zones prevented "personal, caring, consensual conversations with women about various alternatives" to abortion, in violation of the First Amendment and that, in fact, by pushing what the court said were not "protesters"... Read more
Saw this at the MFA yesterday around noon. Was gone when I left around 2. Anyone know the story?
Neal Gaffey illustrates just how quickly the temperature fell below freezing overnight.
A Zamboni operator was smoothing out the ice on the Frog Pond skating rink this morning. Yes, the ice.
A.P. Blake captured sunrise over Rumney Marsh in Revere while waiting for a 426 bus this morning.
Bobbi Fox reports a turkey was perched outside the Dunkin' Donuts at Eliot and JFK this morning.
Arturo Gossage spent some time yesterday watching BWSC workers repairing the burst main that shut down the intersection of Stuart and Warrenton streets - and the Charles Playhouse.
Keytar Bear has been making the rounds of downtown and Back Bay T stops, but he came above ground today to play and mug for the camera by the Old State House, where Jocelyn snapped his photo.
Matt Laskowski was in the North Quincy Red Line station around 4 p.m. yesterday when the station became suffused in the golden glow of the setting sun. "The light was just incredible," he says.
Boston Strolls snapped the sunrise in Readville at 6:20 this morning.
Neal Gaffey watched the sunset in the reflection of the Prudential tower this evening.
A fire that started in a downtown basement around 7 p.m. on Nov. 9, 1872, quickly spread and destroyed 776 buildings. Firefighters were hampered by the flu many of the horses that pulled fire wagons had come down with - and by the poor water pressure and bad zoning that Fire Chief John Damrell had earlier warned the city about.
Brian D'Amico watched the sun go down over the Charles (you want to see this one larger):